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Do NOT trust your DME - my story
#31
RE: Do NOT trust your DME - my story
(10-12-2017, 08:07 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Trust me. I'm aware that they gave me a slightly used machine. I'm trying to be nice, not duped though. FWIW they're going to make good on it, and that's fine by me.

Funny, she never asked "where" I saw the lifetime machine counter. Never asked at all. Now, she does know that I've adjusted the machine in clinical set-up.

Regardless, when machines are swapped, I'm perfectly OK with status then.

Cheers to y'all.

BTW if I'm a little off in any way bad clue me in please. My primary doc and I had a conversation today and, jury out still, but I may have had small heart attack this past Sunday. Not quite back to "normal" yet. Whatever normal is, that is.

Dave

Wishing you the best Dave.

Bill
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#32
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Thanks, means lots. Feeling better than I've been for several days. My bad was that symptoms were hid by my other aches etc. Gotta wait till 10/24 to see cardiac doc so I'm guessing it's not super serious now.
Dave

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#33
RE: Do NOT trust your DME - my story
(10-12-2017, 09:35 PM)HalfAsleep Wrote:
(10-12-2017, 08:07 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Trust me. I'm aware that they gave me a slightly used machine. I'm trying to be nice, not duped though. FWIW they're going to make good on it, and that's fine by me.

Funny, she never asked "where" I saw the lifetime machine counter. Never asked at all. Now, she does know that I've adjusted the machine in clinical set-up.

Regardless, when machines are swapped, I'm perfectly OK with status then.

Cheers to y'all.

BTW if I'm a little off in any way bad clue me in please. My primary doc and I had a conversation today and, jury out still, but I may have had small heart attack this past Sunday. Not quite back to "normal" yet. Whatever normal is, that is.

Dave

Bummer. Sleep-on-pillow Sleep-on-pillow Be well!

Thanks. Dave
Dave

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Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#34
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So glad you're getting a 'real' new machine this time! Big Grin 

Take care. Wishing you all the best.
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#35
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Thanks, I am as well. Just goes to teach us, we will learn something everyday whether we want to or not.
Dave

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Dealing With A DME
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#36
RE: Do NOT trust your DME - my story
Hello Dave

A simple blood test such as a CK (creatine kinase) test will determine if you've had a heart attack. Apparently there is a new one called a troponin test. Hlope all works out well for you.
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#37
RE: Do NOT trust your DME - my story
(10-13-2017, 03:57 AM)holden4th Wrote: Hello Dave

A simple blood test such as a CK (creatine kinase) test will determine if you've had a heart attack. Apparently there is a new one called a troponin test. Hlope all works out well for you.

OK I copy that and thanks friend. I'll be in touch with cardiac doc and/or primary my time zone around 10 AM Friday. I'd like to have definitive plan to investigate. Cheers to all.
Dave

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Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#38
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Glad you are getting a new machine - sounds like DME fraud is rampant.  Wonder what they are supposed to do with returned/used CPAP's?

But more importantly - get well and let us know what the doc says.  GOOD LUCK!
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#39
RE: Do NOT trust your DME - my story
(10-13-2017, 08:13 AM)CZOscar Wrote: Glad you are getting a new machine - sounds like DME fraud is rampant.  Wonder what they are supposed to do with returned/used CPAP's?

But more importantly - get well and let us know what the doc says.  GOOD LUCK!

IMO on the almost new machine future: assigning it to a CPAP patient that's not a member of Apnea Board. And one that's not knowledgeable of DME shenanigans. Betcha they have a screening process to weed out those that know their tricks.

Too-funny  for us but  Shock to those unaware
Dave

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Standard OSCAR Chart Order
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Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#40
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I just picked up my new ASV Dave. I think they were a little sensitive when I asked to see the actual usage hours myself, but I tried to mollify them.

Zero hours.

Bill
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